U.S. Believes Israel Has Conducted Airstrike into Syria, Report

syriaWASHINGTON, DC — The United States believes Israel has conducted an airstrike into Syria, two U.S. officials tell CNN.

U.S. and Western intelligence agencies were reviewing classified data showing Israel most likely conducted a strike in the Thursday-Friday time frame, according to both officials.

This was during the same time frame that the U.S. collected additional data showing Israel was flying a high number of warplanes over Lebanon.

One official said the United States had limited information so far and could not yet confirm those are the specific warplanes that conducted a strike.

Based on initial indications, the U.S. does not believe Israeli warplanes entered Syrian airspace to conduct the strikes.

Both officials said there is no reason to believe Israel struck at a chemical weapons storage facilities.

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